Ukraine is a beautiful country with rich architecture and history, stunning landscapes and delicious food. Ukraine is the largest country located entirely within Europe and spans over 603,500 square kilometers (about 233,012 square miles). It has a population of about 42 millions of people. Ukraine borders seven countries which are Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova. The Yellow and Blue Ukrainian flag is known worldwide , with blue representing the sky and yellow representing the fields of wheat.
Throughout history, the land of modern day Ukraine has been home to different kingdoms and has been inhabited since 32,000 BC. Ukraine’s vibrant language has been the basis for world-renowned authors and poets, including, Taras Shevchenko, Lesya Ukrainka, Ivan Franko, and many others. Ukrainian language is one of the most beautiful languages in the world on such criteria as phonetics, vocabulary, and phraseology. The fight to preserve the purity of Ukrainian language has been active throughout many years, with periods in history where there were restrictions on printing and publishing in Ukrainian. Ukraine’s natives have also witnessed times of war and conflict, gaining its independence on August 24, 1991
Since 2014, Ukraine has been involved in a war conflict that has claimed thousands of lives. Men were forced to commit to the military, innocent women and children were killed in the cross fires, and thousands have fled the comfort of their homes in search of safety.
During this time, over 12,000 people have lost their lives and 25,000 have been wounded. 5 million people are currently occupying combat zones. Many innocent people have lost their homes and their loved ones. Thousands are without adequate shelter, food, and water supply, constantly dodging bullets and in fear of what the future holds.
Innocent war victims are struggling to survive and are in desperate need of food, water, and other basic necessities. With increased military presence and road blockages, it is difficult to transport aid to the cities and villages with hungry citizens are in constant need of assistance and support. Many families with small children are hiding in basements and stand in long lines to receive donated loaves of bread. Sometimes they leave empty handed because supplies are quickly running out.